Web Applications

Memex: The next generation of deep-Web search?

DARPA wants to develop a broader, deeper search engine to support DOD missions, starting with the fight against human trafficking.

VA launches online tool to calculate education benefits

The GI Bill Comparison Tool lets service members, veterans and their families quickly calculate their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits.

Navy logistics tool emulates Expedia

Web-based tool pinpoints available shipping capacity.

Army C4ISR portal uses open-source software for faster upgrades

The Army has upgraded its Single Interface to the Field (SIF) web portal using open-source software to make it easier for users to find information and documents.

Accenture to design analytics system to track defense spending

Accenture Federal Services has won an eight-month contract to furnish a master blueprint for an automated system to help the Defense Contract Management Agency track trillions in defense spending.

Web apps latest weapon against modern-day pirates

The Defense Department has begun funding a project that seeks to develop Web-based applications that would assist multinational navies police the world's oceans against international pirates, the Office of Naval Research.

What news I learned at the DISA show: A reporter's notebook

Defense Systems Editor-in-Chief Barry Rosenberg spent three days at the Defense Information Systems Agency customer forum in Tampa the week of May 7 and has more than a few juicy tidbits of information to share.

Apps for GEOINT gain steam as mobile devices push to the edge

The growing horsepower of smart phones and tablets is making them an attractive aspect of the Defense Department's plans to make much more data available to warfighters deployed in the field.

Thin-client system helps Army command best battlefield view

Command Web enables commanders to access and share information on the Army's data-rich, high-bandwidth command and control networks.

Enterprise e-mail's departmentwide future uncertain

Defense Department CIO Teri Takai won't mandate migration to the Defense Information Systems Agency's enterprise e-mail effort, so the question of whether other branches will move their e-mail programs to the cloud hangs in the air.

iPhone pics offer unique view of Afghan conflict

A record of the lives of U.S. Marines in Afghanistan's Helmand province during 2010 and 2011 has been uniquely captured for posterity via iPhone's Hipstamatic application that allows users to digitally adjust "lenses," "flashes" and "film stock," Foreign Policy reports.

Army, DISA pause enterprise e-mail for evaluation

The Army/DISA enterprise e-mail project will take a 30-day hiatus to evaluate progress and implement lessons learned.

Army makes plans to phase out AKO

The portal would be replaced with an enterprise e-mail program, according to an internal Army document.

Army to take Afghanistan fight to the Web

The Army is looking for a new type of soldier -- one that can take the fight in Afghanistan to the World Wide Web.

Navy must get creative -- and critical -- to be efficient

Reaching the Navy's efficiency goals is impossible without changing how the service is doing things now, according to CIO Terry Halvorsen, speaking at AFCEA's Naval IT Day.

VanRoekel leaving FCC to join USAID, newspaper says

Steven VanRoekel, who left Microsoft in 2009 to take a high-profile position to revamp the online presence of the Federal Communications Commission, is moving on, according to The Hill newspaper.